WHAT DOES SOI STAND FOR?

"SOI" stands for Structure of Intellect - a theory of the functions and products of human intelligence. It is a system of tests and training materials to develop intellectual abilities.

WHAT DOES THE SOI TEST DO?

The SOI test evaluates learning abilities - comprehension, creativity, problem solving, evaluation, and memory. It shows any strengths or weaknesses the client has in these areas. The test also determines the client's primary learning style - figural, symbolic, semantic. All of this information provides a solid profile that helps the client understand his/her learning capabilities.

 

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO BE TESTED?

Anyone from 5 years old to an adult can be tested.

 

HOW DO I GET TESTED?

We have online testing options available! SOI tests are also administered in-person by SOI specialists who have been trained in SOI. Click here to find an SOI specialist near you.

 

IF THE TEST SHOWS LOW ABILITIES, ARE THERE MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO HELP?

Yes. SOI has developed materials that can train low abilities as well as enhance high abilities. Materials are available in both paper and computer format.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK THROUGH SOI MATERIALS?

Each client's program is individualized to target his/her strengths and weaknesses. The time it takes a client to complete his/her program depends on the test scores and the amount of time the student uses the materials.

 

CAN SOI MATERIALS BE DONE AT HOME?

Yes. A client can work on SOI materials at home. A  cautionary note to parents: make sure your student has been tested and you receive a consultation so that you fully understand the analysis.

 

DOES SOI IMPROVE ACADEMIC & ACHIEVEMENT TESTING?

Let’s look at this question first: do intellectual abilities have anything to do with academic achievement? Yes. So how does SOI improve this academic achievement which then carries over to academic test results? SOI trains the abilities needed for academic success. There are over 90 learning abilities that were identified by Dr. Mary Meeker and her team. SOI narrowed those abilities down to the 26 that are considered crucial to academics. She then developed training materials designed to increase those abilities. Since 1974*, studies have been done to show that SOI training abilities leads to improved performance on standardized achievement tests. The analyses were made to determine whether SOI instruction significantly affects learning abilities and whether  learning abilities scores are associated with school achievement. The answer to both is yes.

 

* Jerry Coker-Patterson Road School- Research Studies, VOl. II, California State Dept of Education

Jackie Buisman-Sherwood School District- Research Studies, Vol. II, Oregon State Dept. of Education

 

CAN SOI BE USED IN SCHOOL SETTINGS?

Absolutely! Take a look at our classroom programs. You can also contact us for more information on our programs. SOI testing materials can be used for the gifted and/or talented programs, as well as a way to improve the intellectual abilities of the special education students and any student in-between.

 

DOES SOI HELP WITH BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS?

A study done from 2000-2006 by Bridges Learning Systems reported that the learning environment in the IPP lab reduced the disruptive behavior significantly for more than 80% of their students. IPP (Integrated Practice Protocol) trains sensory-motor and focusing abilities. The IPP program has been used in schools and private practices to improve attention span, memory, eye-hand coordination, reasoning skills, and self-esteem. When students progress in these areas, their behavior changes. Parents' testimonies are the strongest evidence that their child's behavior has changed.

 

DOES SOI HELP STUDENTS WITH ADD/ADHD?

Contact Dr. Valerie Maxwell at addsoi@aol.com for information on SOI's impact on students with ADD or ADHD.

 

CONTACT US

PHONE  |  (541) 746-5602

EMAIL  |  SOI@SOISYSTEMS.COM

FAX  |  (541) 746-5708